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The End of the Niche Economy

Michael R. Cohen

in Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479879700
eISBN:
9781479881017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879700.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 6 explores the end of the niche economy. By the late nineteenth century, changes to the cotton industry meant that merchants in the Gulf South were no longer as important as they once were. ... More


A Dynamic Businessman’s Aristocracy: The 1890s

Clifton Hood

in In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172165
eISBN:
9780231542951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172165.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapters 5 and 6 both examine the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century. The single most momentous change to hit the upper class during this period was the enlargement and enrichment of the ... More


Money, Money, Money

in The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Philadelphia's role in early American monetary systems; its central, savings, and investment banks; and its insurers. In short, the financial revolution ushered forth a stable ... More


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